Music Club members attend district meeting

Texas Federation of Music Clubs District 4 held its summer meeting Saturday, June 19 at Navasota’s historic First Presbyterian Church.

Representing Matinee Musical Club of Rockdale were Annette Griesbach, National Music Week chairman, Leah Thomason, Matinee Musical Club President and Gloria Thrasher, district treasurer.

The meeting was lead by Doris A nn Stanford, district president from Waco Euterpean Club.

Special guest was TFMC state president, Carla Johnson of Lubbock. Reports were given by district chairmen and the three club presidents.

A special presentation was made by Mrs. Johnson outlining the three major areas of the organization including National Federation of Music Clubs, TFMC and the South Central Region summer camp, Opera in the Ozarks, at Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The camp will present three major operas — Tosca, Don Giovanni and Carmen from June 18 to July 16.

This year OIO is celebrating 60 years of productions. During annual south central region Federation Days, Texas will be the host to the five area states of the region.

Griesbach and Thrasher are ma k ing pla ns to at tend t he special events planned for the anniversary at Eureka Springs during the final camp week.

Special music was presented by Navasota Music Study Club high school 2010 scholarship recipient, Taylor Westfall. She sang The Prayer in French, followed by a Mozart Concerto for bassoon.

Former scholarship winner, Da n iel Nu nez , who at tend s Stephen F. Austin University, preformed Gershwin’s Spanish Prelude and Liszt’s Liebestraum at the piano.

Following the meeting, a salad luncheon was prepared by the Navasota Club members and enjoyed by all.

President Johnson inv ited members to attend the State Board Meeting which will be held in Dallas on Aug. 27-28.

District 4 will host the State Convention March 30-April 2, 2011 at Waco’s Hilton Hotel.

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